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Indianapolis Zoo orangutan gives birth to healthy baby girl

The zoo's 23-year-old Sumatran orangutan, Sirih, gave birth to the baby just after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Sirih with her new baby (Indianapolis Zoo photo)

There's a new baby at the Indianapolis Zoo - and we just learned it's a girl!

The zoo's 23-year-old Sumatran orangutan, Sirih, gave birth to the baby just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. The zoo says mom and baby are both healthy.

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The pair is now spending time bonding.

The zoo, in partnership with Indianapolis Power and Light, lit the utility's Monument Circle office building in orange Thursday morning to commemorate the birth.

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